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Green Up for Residential Customers


Benefits to you, the community, and the planet
Picture of a pretty tree Participating in the Green Up program demonstrates your preference and support for clean energy and a healthy environment in the Northwest. It helps promotes economic development in rural parts of the region, improves our energy security, and reduces pollution.

For complete information on the Green Up program, call 206.684.3800 or email SCLEnergyAdvisor@seattle.gov

Program details
The Green Up program has several participation levels with varying monthly costs that are in addition to your standard electricity usage charges. The percentage figures used for the Green Up program are based on the electricity usage of the average customer, not individual usage.

Participation Level
Participation Level Cost Per Month*
25% $3
50% $6
100% $12
*City Light's residential customers are billed for two months of service at one time. Costs per month are in addition to your existing monthly usage charges.

Through the Green Up program, you can choose to purchase renewable power for 25%, 50% or 100% of your power. The cost is $3, $6 or $12 per month added to your bill.

Questions? Please call 206.684.3800 or email SCLEnergyAdvisor@seattle.gov.

Green Up Power Content

 Seattle City Light is proud to support a variety of renewable energy projects through our Green Up program. This  product1 is made up of the new2 renewable energy resources shown below.

SEATTLE CITY LIGHT BASIC SERVICE MIX GREEN UP PROSPECTIVE MIX
Basic Service 2012 Prospective Green Up 2013
* Other includes Biomass, Natural Gas, Petroleum and Waste.
** These fuels represent a portion of the power from Bonneville Power Administration.

1 These figures reflect the power that we have contracted to provide. Actual figures may vary according to resource availability. We will annually report to you the actual resource mix of the electricity purchased during the preceding year.

2 New renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation on or after January 1, 1999.

3 Eligible hydroelectricity facilities are defined by Green-e Energy National Standard and include facilities certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute; facilities that are run-of-the-river hydropower facilities with a total rated nameplate capacity equal to or less than 5MW; and facilities comprised of a turbine in a pipeline or a turbine in an irrigation canal.

This product is made up of the new renewable energy resources shown above. The Green Up program has three participation levels that are in addition to your standard electricity usage charges. You can choose to purchase renewable power in blocks of $3 (200 kWh), $6 (400 kWh) or $12 (800 kWh) per month. The average Seattle City Light customer uses 800 kWh of electricity each month. For commercial customers, this product may match up to 100% of your estimated electricity usage. For specific information about this electricity product, call Seattle City Light at (206) 684-3800 or visit: www.seattle.gov/greenup.

The Green-e Energy® program certifies that Green Up meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy® certification requirements, call 1-888-63-GREEN or visit www.green-e.org.
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PRICE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Green-e Energy Certified Logo Green Up is certified by Green-e Energy®, which requires companies to provide their customers with this notice of Price, Terms and Conditions of service. From the time you receive this, you have three business days to change your mind about purchasing Green Up from Seattle City Light. You may cancel your agreement to purchase Green Up from Seattle City Light by calling the customer service number (684-3000) or by writing to the billing address listed below. For more info about Green-e Energy, write Green-e Energy, 1012 Torney Ave, 2nd Floor. San Francisco, CA 94129 or log onto www.green-e.org, or call toll-free 1-888-63-GREEN.
Company: Seattle City Light:
Who should I contact for more information? By Mail: Seattle City Light
700 5th Avenue, Suite 3200, P.O. Box 34023, Seattle, WA 98124,
(206) 684-3800
How will I be billed? Your bimonthly Seattle City Light bill will include the total of two monthly charges for Green Up.
How will my bill be calculated? Charges are calculated on your purchases as follows:
200 KWH = $3.00/month
400 KWH = $6.00/month
800 KWH = $12.00/month
This purchase is in addition to charges by your electric utility. You will still receive an electricity bill from our utility.
Will my Green Power rates change over time? Green Up rates are subject to review and revision, but have not changed since the program's inception in 2005.
What resources will be used in my certified product? See Product Content Label above.
Is there a Green Up termination fee? No early termination fees are assessed your account.
How long have I agreed to participate in Green Up? There is no contract requirement. You may stop participating in the program at any time.
What other fees might I be charged? A $10 late fee is charged to utility accounts that are 15 days past due. No additional fees are assessed to Green Up customers.


YES! I am interested in purchasing Green Up power from Seattle City Light to support clean, renewable electric power.

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